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  Over 50 Years of Flexible Piping Experience

expansion joint compensator Thorburn Flex is a proven industry leader in the cost effective design, development, manufacture and supply of ultra-high quality custom flexible piping, ducting and connector systems.

Operating under a strategy of global presence in niche application found in Power Generating, Petrochemical & Metal Processing industries, Thorburn Flex is structured to consistently meet and exceed customers expectations in quality, value and service.

Robert Thorburn

Engineered Solutions for Pipe & Duct Motion
Thorburn's metallic bellows are a flexible element that is used to absorb movements and provide a seal in piping and ducting systems. The movement sources are caused by changes in temperature, pressure and vibration. Thorburn bellows must also seal the media flow speed while transporting it under pressure or vacuum.

Thorburn's Global Presence
Thorburn flex is the only company which posses a nuclear licence for design and manufacture in the USA, Canada, Europe and china. Thorburn's role as a technological leader provides comprehensive knowledge with the broadest range of expansion joints in the industry. We have developed innovative solutions for flexible seals to transport media, vibration dampening and compensation of thermal movements.

Engineering Capabilities & Experience
Thorburn's design engineering expertise is supported by advanced FEA software that offers powerful and complete solutions for both routine and sophisticated engineering problems. Thorburn's engineers can analyse and provide innovative solutions for pipe and duct motion problems including dynamic vibration, nonlinear static, linear static, thermal gradient through material wall thickness, acoustic impedance and fatigue using a common model data structure and integrated solver technology. Our engineering staff can provide answers to piping and ducting problems by performing on-site piping stress and finite element analysis, measuring the results against the actual failure mode.

Our services include...

• Stress analyses to verify design
• Assistance in drawing regeneration or updates
• Guidance in the installation & maintenance
• On-site consultation, engineering & training sessions
• Maintenance service during shutdowns & turnarounds
• Refurbishing, retrofitting, repairing & replacements

Our product line includes...
• Metallic, Fabric & Rubber Expansion Joints (compensators)
• Metallic & Rubber Hose Assemblies
• Quick Couplings, Fittings & Adapters
• Rigid Piping Systems | More Products right arrow

Site Services & Installation
Thorburn Flex Inc provides specialized site services such as installation supervision, quality control inspection, training, outage planning, expansion joint counter measure repair and installation.